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The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

A group of Longhorns roam the fields on the borders of Linganore High School.

Out with the old, in with the new: Are the Linganore Longhorns our future?

by Leila Gibril and Ellie Lubitz April 17, 2024

The history of the Linganore High School mascot is one fraught with controversy, stemming primarily from the Native American imagery associated with it. In addition to generating an ongoing source of debate,...

Peyton Orlando signs her letter of intent to swim competitively at Florida State University

#NationalSigningDay2024: Peyton Orlando commits to Florida State

by Leila Gibril, Editor February 26, 2024

On Febuary 7, Peyton Orlando signed her national letter of intent to swim competitively at Florida State University (FSU). She has been swimming since she was a young girl. She was introduced to the sport...

Schools are now replacing Halloween parties with Fall themed activities and parties. (Photo and graphic by Mallory Mills)

Halloween Parties (Greg Legakis) 
Fall Parties (Children’s Village Preschool in Orange)

Elementary School Halloween Parties: Should they be replaced with a fall-themed party?

by Mallory Mills, Reporter October 31, 2023

Since the pandemic, the state of Maryland and many other states have canceled or refocused the theme of Halloween parties due to the fear of excluding young children.  The history of Halloween started...

Linganore girls flag football assistant coach Craig Blum talks to the team about their next game strategy.

Lancer Spotlight 9/5/23: Varsity girls’ flag football jumpstarts new season with breathtaking win

by Mallory Mills, Reporter September 6, 2023

With the support of the Baltimore Ravens, Linganore High School was able to introduce a girls' flag football team in the 2023-2024 school year. The varsity girls' flag football team had a powerful...

Blackboard is the program used for dual enrollment classes, which is the same learning management system used by colleges and differs from Schoology, the system utilized by FCPS.

Dual enrollment classes: helping students get ahead or leaving them behind?

by Abby Childers, Sports Editor May 30, 2023

In the last couple years, a new program for students has emerged in high schools across the U.S. called Dual Enrollment. This is a program that allows high school students to work toward a high school...

Linganore runners at the Frederick County Competition

Lancer Spotlight 5/15/23: Linganore girls’ track team finishes second at the County Championship

by Jimena Grajera, Reporter May 16, 2023

On May 11, the Linganore girls' track team traveled to Thomas Johnson High School (TJHS) to participate in the Frederick County Track Championship. The Linganore girls' track team not only participated...

Daniela Castellanos and Emily Maya build a reflective base for their maker project.

Lancer Spotlight 4/24/23: Maker project teaches freshman students problem-solving skills

by Delaney Browne and Jimena Garjera April 24, 2023

Problem solving is a necessary skill at any age. In fact, the average person learns to use critical thinking skills to create solutions to an issue by the age of 3.  Finding solutions to problems is...

Aaron Burch and Lynn Fox fulfilling their duty of guarding the restroom doors in the minutes prior to the start of classes.

If you could change one thing about Linganore, what would it be?

by Jimena Grajera, Reporter April 18, 2023

Every school around the world has its good points and also areas in which it needs to improve. At Linganore High School, the administration is always trying to find those areas that need improvement to...

(Left to right) Senior Victor Onabanjo portrays Malcolm X and sophomore Josslyn Quansah performs as Ruby Bridges in Linganores first Blacks in Wax Museum.

Lancer Spotlight 2/13/23: Linganore presents Blacks in Wax

by Leila Gibril, Editor February 15, 2023

Linganore High School hosted its first Blacks in Wax Museum during school on February 9.  African-American students at Linganore performed as important figures in Black history. Each person gave a...

Step Up is a song writing contest for Frederick Country middle and highschool students.

Lancer Spotlight 1/30/23: STEP UP! to make a difference in your community through song

by Rhys Wilson and Mateo Peyton-Deblock January 31, 2023

STEP UP! is a songwriting contest directed and founded by Caron Dale. It is open to Frederick County students from middle and high school. The contest is a fun way to start getting one's music out...

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